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Hi there! Welcome to Draw Paint Academy. I’m Dan Scott, the artist behind this website.

I created this site to help you get the most out of the art life and be the best artist you can be. You can read the full story about me, the team, and how Draw Paint Academy started on the about page.

If you’re new, here’s what I recommend:

Step 1: Start by subscribing to the newsletter or this free email series. Email is my preferred form of communication and it’s where I share all my best tips and updates.

Step 2: Browse through the featured articles. There are hundreds of them and they are free to read. I try to publish a new one every fortnight or so.

Step 3: Take the Painting Academy course. This will get you up to speed on the fundamentals and make sure we are all on the same page.

Step 4: Once you complete the fundamentals course, take a look at some of the more advanced courses: Landscape Painting Masterclass, Composition Breakdown, and Color Masterclass. You can see all the courses and other products on this page.

Here are some other things for you to check out whenever you have time:

Supply List: What I use and recommend.

Dan Scott Gallery: See my recent paintings.

Painting the Landscape Workshop: I’ll walk you through the entire process using one of my paintings. You’ll see how I go from idea all the way through to reflecting on the finished painting. This is a free 4-day workshop via email lessons.

Exploring the Masters Email Series: Each week, you’ll get a new master artist to explore.

Artist Website Tutorial: Learn how to set up your artist website to showcase and document your work and progress.

If you want to support us, consider investing in one of our products. You can also buy your art supplies through our affiliate links to Amazon or Blick. Most of what we publish is completely free, so we appreciate any support.

If you have any questions or need a hand, feel free to contact us at

Happy painting!

Dan Scott

Draw Paint Academy